Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thrift Shopping and Makeovers

I have been helping my son move into his new home, so I havn't had time to do a lot of thrifting, but I did make a trip to the Dollar Tree and one stop at Goodwill.  I found a treasure at each stop. Then I ran into Ross to find a few things for his house and I hit the jackpot there.

The Dollar Tree had these wonderful stems and of course they were just $1.  I love the twisted black stem and the wonderful etched design.

See how pretty the grape design is.  Love it.

 Goodwill didn't have a ton that I was looking for, but of course I just can't seem to pass up a frame.  I am pretty certain I saw this same one or something similar at Ross for around $8.  This one was $2.

 Just a little too shiny bright gold for me, but my trusty stain will fix that in just a jif.

 I just glop on a lot with a paper towel, let it sit for a minute and then start to blot some of it off.

 Looking better, maybe I should blot off just a little more.

The light makes it look super shiny, however it is a nice gold color with all the carving stained dark.  It will need to dry for a couple of days, then I can play.

At Ross I hit the jackpot.  I found a really nice blanket for my son's new king bed, then I found 3 pair of sandals for me.  All three pair were $12.99 each.  Can't beat that.  This is two of them.

Love the gold leather and the gold beads.  Everyone needs a little bling don't you think.

 This is a really cute black pair with some gold and copper beads.  Love the big amber stones.

 This is my favorite pair.  Love how classic these are.

 Just the right amount of a wedge.  Not too high, but just a little heel.

 The basketweave design of the leather is so pretty and the gold medal is lovely also.

All in all I had a great shopping day.  Tons of fun things.  So, have you found anything fabulous lately?

  This weekend is the big final move with all the furniture into my son's new house.  I will be there helping and taking pictures to share later.  Have a super weekend.

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday


  1. Love the sandals Marty. Not many can wear the thongs between their toes.
    That makes more for you and me.

  2. Those stems are so nice! I have pay a visit to the Dollar Tree! ;-D

    I LOVE shoes and yours are fabulous! I like a little bling, too. You can wear them with dressier clothes and still be comfy!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


  3. You soon will have another room to "play" in! I am so happy for you!

  4. I can't wear the between the toe sandals, but I wish I could, much more to choose from. I love your frame technique. It sure improves the frames!

  5. Nice finds! I need to check and see if the DT has those glasses here.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Good afternoon Marty!!

    I just love your stemware that you found at the Dollar Tree! I have not seen that style at our local store.

    All of your sandals are just lovely but I think my favorite is the last pair that you shared. You will certainly be styling this summer!

    Hope you have a wonderful day! It is cold and rainy here in Louisville today so I'm staying in and enjoying blogland! :)

    See you Tuesday!!

  7. Great finds in all three stores. Love the last sandals, I bet you wear those the most! xo Kathysue

  8. I love all your sandals and the price!! They kook great on and I also love to have a nice pedicure and wear them! Enjoy your weekend.

  9. wow- do I want to shop with you! fantastic finds- I adore those wine glasses at any price!!! wow
    glad you shared...

  10. Loved the difference in that frame...much better. The glasses were quite a buy and very pretty. As for the sandals....another great find!! joan

  11. Marty,What a fun day.Amazing the finds we come up with-We who have a good eye in those stores ;)

  12. Love what you've done with the frame. I'm going to go to the dollar store. I love those glasses. You are just full of information. Believe it or not, I've never been to Ross, but the price on those darling sandals means I'm going tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your finds. Can't wait to see the pictures of how your son's house is turning out.

  13. These are all great finds. Of course you need new sandals if you're going to be doing a lot of walking shopping for your son!

  14. You find the best things, Marty! Love your sandals. If you had one more foot you could model one of each at the same time! Those glasses are lovely and I like the frame a lot better toned down. Hope you had a great Saturday- xo Diana

  15. Love the sandals, you have great taste! I'll have to look for those glasses at our DT, but I don't think we have any, love what you did with the frame!

  16. Very cute sandals! I hit the stores yesterday- Pier One, Ross, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael's, Hancock Fabric and Dollar Tree. Those wine glasses were nowhere in sight! I have to check out a few other Dollar Trees now! I love a good bargain. Looking forward to seeing your son's house. I decorated my sons condo 2 years ago. Contemporary decor-so not me, but sure was fun!

  17. I love sandals, cannot have enough of them and you got three cute pairs. I found a pair of Clark's at a yard sale today for two dollars.

  18. Love the sandals Marty! Those are MY Kind of shoes! What a BARGAIN too... Lovely Pedicure Marty, you could be a sandal model!!!
    Big Hugs to you,

  19. Great finds! I love the frame, can't wait to see how you use it! And what a deal on the sandals. Sounds like you got a little blessing after being a blessing to your son. :)

  20. Une très jolie publication... J'admire les jolies verres où la dégustation d'un bon Bordeaux serait la bienvenue!
    gros bisous

  21. Well look at your Pedicure! That reminds me that I need to get a Pedi done soon. I normally don't do anything to my toes in the winter, but sandal season is right around the corner. You find the best stuff at Goodwill!

  22. Marty, great finds. Love the sandals and that frame is great.


  23. Love your new sandals, especially the last pair you shared. Ross always has such great deals. Looking forward to seeing your son's new home. I'm sure this is an exciting weekend for him.

  24. Great finds Marty! I love buying cute sandals for the spring and summer months. Especially when they are a bargain!

    Thanks for your nice comments on Chase. We are very proud of him! Still can't believe they won 2nd in State! Kristen

  25. What great finds here! I love the frame and what you did to it! Beautiful!

  26. Love all your finds! Especially the sandals!

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